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Kiribati Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Kiribati
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 lbs pumpkin or sweet potato
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger or ginger paste
  • 1 can coconut milk light
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • coconut oil
  • water cups
  • onion chives to garnish


  • Peel, de-seed and cut the pumpkin into bite size pieces
  • Heat the coconut oil in a large pot
  • add the ginger and the pumpkin
  • cook until slightly soft but before it turns brown
  • Add in the water, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer
  • cook approx 20 minutes or until the pumpkin is nice and tender
  • Mash the pumpkin with a potato masher or use and immersion blender until the pumpkin is creamy.
  • Add in the coconut milk and add salt and pepper to taste. Warm on stove top if serving hot.
  • This soup is delicious served either hot or cold
  • Garnish with some fresh ground pepper and onion chives
  • Enjoy